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Rock Climbing Vacation In India

Rock climbing is one of the best outdoor activities. When you are ascending you concentrate on your moves and can't think of all the everyday stuff. You are in a different "world" and it's a great feeling! Rock climbings most basic features include climbing a rock face, using only hands, feet and a safety rope.

Requirements
You will need gear such as rock climbing shoes, rock climbing ropes, helmets, harnesses, belay and rappel devices, nuts, cams, pitons, quick draws, ascenders and others. Here you can find easy to understand information about the rock climbing gear and learn how to choose it according to your needs. Also get advice on maintenance and lifespan of the basic pieces of the equipment like shoes and ropes.

Rock climbing in Himachal Pradesh, India

Tips
When moving up, stay as close to the wall as you can, the closer your center of gravity is to the wall, the less your muscles have to work to hold you. When resting straighten your arms and lean back. Rely upon your legs more than your upper body strength. Your legs are much stronger than your arms so don't just try to act macho by pulling yourself up the wall, just stand up! Don't lean too far away from the wall when you are resting, when you are ready to continue it will just take more strength to pull your body back against the face.

Rock Climbing Regions In India
Rock climbing is an almost year round sport in India, except during the Monsoon season. The fun on the rocks is mainly concentrated in and around Delhi; near Pune on the Western Ghats; along the Bombay-Nashik at centers like Mumbra and Dulha; in Manali in Himachal Pradesh; the Chamundi Hills in Karnataka, and in Sonamarg, a popular base in Kashmir.

Himachal Pradesh
Excellent terrain for rock climbing is found in Himachal Pradesh at Patalsu, Bharmour and Manali, making them popular with rock-climbing enthusiasts. The best thing about rock climbing in Himachal is the availability of all rock features like - slabs, chimneys, walls and overhangs at almost all the places. Among some major mountain climbing institutes that also offer courses in rock climbing in the state include the Mountaineering Institute at Dharashala, Bharmour, Narkanda and Jispa.

Uttaranchal
Gangotri in the Garhwal Himalayas too sees excellent high altitude rock climbing but one should always try out the rocking expedition in the summer and autumn months.

Rajasthan
Gentler rocks are found at Mount Abu and Sariska in Rajasthan, which are a part of Aravalli range. Equipment and professional help are available for amateur rock climbers.

Rock Climbing Places in India
» Manali, HP
» Delhi
» Near Pune, Maharashtra
» Mumbra, Maharashtra
» Dulha, Maharashtra
» Chamundi Hills, Karnataka
» Sonamarg, J&K
» Mount Abu, Rajasthan
» Sariska Sanctuary, Rajasthan
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